Cabinet of Azerbaijan

Advisory body in Azerbaijan

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Nazirlər Kabineti) is the highest executive body of Azerbaijan, the executive and governing body over the ministries and other central executive bodies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Chiefs of State

Main office-holders
Office Name Party Since
President İlham Aliyev New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) 15 October 2003
Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) 21 February 2017

The head of state and head of government are separate from the country's law-making body. The President is the head of the state and head of the executive branch. The people elect the president; the President appoints the Vice President, and the Prime Minister is nominated by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. The President appoints all cabinet-level government administrators (ministers, heads of other central and local executive bodies) and has the competence to chair meetings of the Cabinet. President also has the competence to cancel the orders and resolutions of the Cabinet. In 2009 Referendum, the Constitution of Azerbaijan was amended, abolishing any term limit for the office of President.[1]

Cabinet members

The Cabinet of Ministers is composed of the prime minister, their deputies, ministers, and heads of other central bodies of executive power. The Cabinet resigns when a newly elected president takes their rights and begins carrying out their powers.[2] As a rule, the prime minister chairs the meetings of the Cabinet.

Office Incumbent Image Since Age
Prime Minister Ali Asadov 8 October 2019 66
First Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov 13 February 2003 77
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov 22 October 2013 70
Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev 22 October 2019 57
Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov 21 April 2018 45
Minister of Culture Anar Karimov 5 January 2021 45
Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov 22 October 2013 63
Minister of Defense Industry Madat Guliyev 20 June 2019 64
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mukhtar Babayev 23 April 2018 55
Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov 23 October 2019 46
Minister of Education Emin Amrullayev 27 July 2020 40
Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov 6 February 2006 61
Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov 12 October 2017 53
Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov 18 April 2006 61
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov 16 July 2020 49
Minister of Healthcare Teymur Musayev 19 January 2022 52
Minister of Internal Affairs Vilayet Eyvazov 20 June 2019 54
Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov 19 April 2000 67
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev 21 April 2018 42
Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev 25 January 2021 46
Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov 9 September 2021 43
Chair of State Committee for City Building and Architecture Anar Guliyev 8 January 2020 45
Chair of State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Bahar Muradova 12 March 2020 60
Chair of State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Rovshan Rzayev 21 April 2018 61
Chair of State Committee on Work with Diaspora Fuad Muradov 23 April 2018 43
Chair of State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli 21 July 2014 69
Chair of State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev 23 April 2018 50
Chair of State Statistics Committee Tahir Budagov 13 August 2015 58
Chief of Foreign Intelligence Service Orkhan Sultanov 14 December 2015 45
Chief of State Border Service Elchin Guliyev 31 July 2002 55
Chief of State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov 23 April 2018 43
Chief of State Security Service Ali Naghiyev 20 June 2019 64
Chief of State Service for Mobilization and Conscription Arzu Rahimov 13 February 2012 58
Chair of State Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli 25 December 2017 52
Chair of State Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev 23 April 2018 47

Procedure for appointment

The President appoints the prime minister with the consent of the National Assembly. The proposed candidate for the post of prime minister is submitted for consideration to the Assembly by the President not later than one month from the day when the President begins carrying out their powers, or not later than two weeks from the day of the resignation of the Cabinet. The Assembly adopts a resolution concerning the candidate to the post of prime minister not later than within one week from the day when such candidature has been proposed. Should this procedure be violated, or candidatures proposed by the President for the post of prime minister be rejected three times, then the President may appoint a prime minister without consent of the Assembly.[3]

List of cabinets

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  1. ^ Elections in Azerbaijan; embarrassment for the West Archived 27 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine, EastWeek, November 2010
  2. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - AZERBAIJAN » Constitution". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - AZERBAIJAN » Constitution". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2017.